Organ Stop Pizza: A Most Unusual Meal

One of the most unusual meals I have encountered thus far in our travels was dinner at the Organ Stop Pizza restaurant in Mesa, Arizona. While the actual food was simply pizza and salad, the entertainment made this stop quite memorable. The Organ Stop Pizza experience features an enormous theatre pipe organ known as the “Mighty Wurlitzer.” This type of organ was created to take the place of the expensive pit orchestras and pianists that…

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Helene Neville – Part Two

See Part One After the interview at Ocean Beach Roasters, Helene invited Jema and I to tag along with her for the afternoon. We followed her car – which sports signatures from people all over the United States – to a beautiful neighborhood overlooking the water. (Jema and I had to sign the car too – of course.) There we met Mayoral Candidate Susan Conniry, who had invited Helene out for a neighborhood gathering. The…

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One On The Run – Helene Neville – Part One

I met Helene Neville in Ocean Shores when she dropped by to have coffee and an interview with Jema Anderson, which you can find here. This petite powerhouse ran around the entire perimeter of the United States. Her final leg ended up in Ocean Shores, much to our delight. You can find her website here. Due to Jema’s connection, my family was invited to a barbecue celebrating Helene’s achievement. Between a burger, bonfire and karaoke,…

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Sasquatch Surfer

I don’t even have the words for this. I passed by this wooden statue every time I drove into Ocean Shores, so finally had to stop and snap a pic. What do you think? Is this wacky, wonderful or just plain weird?

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Huge Tree at Rest Stop

We discovered this at a rest stop in Washington state. Um, nope I don’t remember where exactly. Somewhere between Issaquah and La Conner. I think. Pretty darn cool though!

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Cool Glasses

We met Lorinda and her husband Jason at the Ocean Beach Roasters coffee shop this morning. They are considering a permanent move to Ocean Shores. Lorinda was wearing these cool glasses that had been handmade by her father for her mother. Pretty wild, huh? Her husband had the most magnificent handlebar mustache and a beaming smile. Unfortunately, I did not think to snap a picture of it. Boo me. Sweet, sweet people.

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